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Martha Mary Barany


Martha Mary Barany, age 89, passed Sunday, April 16, 2017.

She was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. Martha met her future husband Harry Barany at the USO in Peoria. They married on June 14, 1947 and settled into Harry’s parents’ home on Olsen Avenue in Nutley, New Jersey. In 1953 they moved to Wayne where she resided for the last 63 years.

She was a homemaker for most of her life and then worked for K-Mart for 25+ years.

Martha will be remembered as a great cook and baker whose pot roast, fried chicken, and stuffed peppers will be greatly missed. Her marriage was blessed with seven children and Martha was an expert at assigning chores to assure the family ran as a well oiled machine. She will be remembered as being skilled at drawing and needle point, and had a green thumb when it came to flower gardening. She also enjoyed arts, crafts and ceramics. Martha was an animal lover and will be lovingly greeted by her three dogs Freddy, Pattycake, and Bonkers in heaven.

Martha was the loving wife of forty-six years to the late Harry Barany (1993); devoted mother of Lynn Basile of Spartanburg, SC, Kathleen Schreiber and her husband Bruce of Landing, Barbara Amrhein and her husband Ron of Jackson, Harry Barany and his wife Diane of Pequannock, Lisa Whitty and her husband Tom of Vernon, Steven Barany and his wife Bernardine of Vernon, and Patricia Foster and her husband Keith of Pacolet, SC; she was the cherished grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Jeanne Martin.

Friends may visit with the family from 3-7 PM on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be appreciated. 

Guest Book


To Lisa, Tom, Melissa, Mark and the Barany families, We are deeply sorry and saddened by the loss of your mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. May you find comfort in knowing she has been reunited with your dad, father-in-law and grandfather. Martha will never be far away, as she will live on in your memories and hearts forever. You remain in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Don & Sandi Stouthamer


Mrs Barany As we would say back in the 60's with the old fashioned respect we were brought up with on Graham Ave in Wayne, may you rip and you will be long remembered by many,you did it all and you may be gone but not forgotten. Rip with your husband Harry and your sister and your 3 doggies until you all meet with your loved ones on earth again. Love Marlene Murphy

Marlene Murphy


Dear Harry, Diane and family - We are saddened at your mom's death. We know this time is difficult but we hope that your cherished memories, the love of family and friends, and the strength of your faith will help you through these long days. Wishing you peace, Dan and Mary Shumeyko

Mary Shumeyko


Thoughts, prayers and condolences for the Barany family. Mrs. Barany's daughter Patricia (Patty) Foster and her sweet family here are close neighbors and friends of ours and Mrs. Barany's life shared here so we can know her better is uplifting ! Love to all, Janet S. Spencer, the Asbury Community near Pacolet, SC.

Janet S. Spencer


To Kathie and Bruce, our good friends, and the Barany families: Please accept our condolences in the passing of your mother. Losing a mom is hard - she will be forever remembered in your hearts.

Basrbara and Jeff Verrrone

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